Park House is thrilled to announce the unveiling of a major new site-specific installation by American artist Sarah Crowner. Conceived specifically for Park House, the functional fountain is comprised of hand-glazed ceramic and terra-cotta tiles designed by Crowner and realized in collaboration with Ceramica Suro, Guadalajara. The basin of the fountain contains a unique and expressive composition, illustrative of the artist's singular visual language. Inspired by colors and forms from botany, art history, and modernist architecture, the installation celebrates Crowner's dynamic spatial abstractions and bold use of color, material. and form.
Sarah Crowner (b. 1974, Philadelphia) received her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1996. She studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, and in 2002, graduated with an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. Earlier this year, Crowner was announced as a recipient of the 2019-20 American Academy in Rome Prize. In 2017, Crowner completed a new commissioned project at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Wright Restaurant. The site-specific installation is comprised of handmade terracotta floor tiles, sewn and painted canvas wall-works, and a curved yellow tiled wall.
Crowner has participated in exhibitions internationally, at venues such as Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA (2019); Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, Louisville, KY (2018); the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (2018); the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI (2017); Near East, Istanbul, Turkey (2017); Kunstverein, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2017); MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (solo) (2016-17); Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (solo) (2016); The Jewish Museum, New York (2015); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (2014); Travesia Cuatro, Guadalajara, Mexico (solo) (2014); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2013); WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium (2013); ICA, Philadelphia, PA (2013); Zacheta National Museum of Art, Warsaw, Poland (2013); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); and the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Her work is held in numerous major public collection such as: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Dallas Art Museum; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.
Photo: Sarah Crowner; Water Feature Image Attached